Winter is the time for big wave surfers to get their fix and with big waves, comes MASSIVE wipeouts. As big wave surfers tackle some of the world’s biggest and heaviest breaks, photographers capture footage of these daring athletes bailing…hard. You might be wondering what they do with the surfers wipeout footage?
Well, they enter it in a competition to see who experienced the gnarliest bail of course! These are extreme sport athletes we are talking about. It wouldn’t be any fun without a little healthy competition.
This is more commonly known as the Billabong XXL Awards, now the WSL Big Wave Awards, and the entries keep flooding in. If you are interested to see what the big-wave wipeout hype is all about, then we suggest you check out The Surf Channel’s ‘Worst Wipeouts Billabong XXL Epic Fails of 2013’ video.
For more information and updates on the 2016 WSL Big Wave Awards and wipeout entries, follow The Surf Channel’s Facebook page. We will be sharing updates on the event.